Mark Visser is an Australian big wave surfer and ocean adventurer. He is the 2014/15 Big Wave Paddle-in Champion and 3x runner up for the ASL Big Wave Awards. His dedication to the sport is unprecedented with intense training regimes and freakish skills, he is known as one of the fittest waterman in the world.
Mark spends his time tracking down some of the biggest waves on the planet utilising innovative technology and pioneers unique ways to surf them. Marks feats are not only about surfing, but adventure, exploration and staying alive in situations that some consider impossible.
On the 20th of January, 2011, Mark made history by achieving a night ride on 30-40ft waves at the infamous Jaws break in Maui. This was a true world first, known globally as ‘Night Rider’. This night ride was the start of an upcoming adventure documentary called ‘Nine Lives’.
If riding huge waves at night wasn’t enough, Marks second project, ‘Operation Deep Blue’, follows Visser and his team as they parachute out of a specialized aircraft with their jet skis and surfboards into storm swells miles out to sea in search of ‘freak’ waves. No athlete has ever gone to these lengths to find them, let alone surf them.
The nature of the remaining projects for the ‘Nine Lives’ documentary involve never before seen technology and breath taking feats of human strength and endurance, more.
NAME: Mark Visser.
PROFESSION: Big wave surfer and ocean adventurer.
INFLUENCES: Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and anyone who has done more than what is required of them.
FAVOURITE PLACES: Teahupoo Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii and Queensland Australia.
GOALS: To push myself to greater limits and to turn all my dreams into reality.